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Thursday, 29 March 2012

Chocolate smartie squares

Do you have a particular food that you associate with your childhood? Well, these are mine! My mum used to make these for parties and other special occasions, and I practically begged her for the recipe today. As a kid you can imagine how chocolate squares with bright smarties on top can be so exciting - and they still are... They are no-bake cakes - just need to set in the fridge so are really simple to whip up. They are great for making with children because they are easy and fun. They are also perfect treats for Easter if you don't want to splash out on a ton of expensive shop bought cakes and eggs. For Easter celebrations you could top with cadbury's mini eggs instead of smarties. If you're making these for a party or event with a large number of people then I would recommend doubling the recipe because they don't last for long! (In fact they're so good, my mum was reluctant to give the recipe away, haha)

Makes 16 squares
- 50g margarine
- 150g dark cooking chocolate, broken into pieces
- 2 tbsp runny honey
- 250g digestive biscuits, crushed
- 16 smarties

1. Line a square tin (7 inch) with grease proof paper, and grease with margarine. (make sure the paper sticks up out the sides of the tin as you will need to use this to grip when removing the squares from the tin)
2. Melt the margarine, chocolate and honey in a saucepan over a low heat, stirring occasionally.
3. Remove from the heat and add the biscuit crumbs, mixing thoroughly until coated.
4. Spoon into the tin and push down, smoothing the top. Mark into 16 squares with a sharp knife, and place a smartie in the centre of each.
5. Leave to set in the fridge for a couple of hours, then break into the squares and serve.

Enjoy :)